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Lighting Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Lighting Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.49 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.38 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $25.45. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$20,134 - $79,463
(Median)
20K
30K
46K
62K
79K
MEDIAN: $46,000
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$10.38 - $25.45
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$20,134 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,595 - $61,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,595 - $61,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Lighting Technicians. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $37K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $43K. Lighting Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

Experience Affects Lighting Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 39%